Case Study of an International Alumni with a Tier 2 visa

By Bharath Rao Kappet


By MIT (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

 As an Indian student in UK I think its fair to say that at first I was very lost, not knowing where or how to start my career. However, by talking to my teachers I came to know about the Careers Network. Through events like the mentoring scheme and events conducted for international students, not only was I able to pick up key strategies like the usefulness of networking and creating the perfect pitch, I was also able to use it in my own life, securing a job as a project manager for an engineering firm.


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Career Planning for International Students: How to Make The Most of Placement Opportunities & Careers Network’s Support

By Zoe Chan, LLB Law Graduate 2017, originally from Hong Kong

1.pngI have just graduated from UoB with a LLB in Law – and I have enjoyed every second of it. The community is very inclusive and I got to meet people from all over the world, from Singapore to Nigeria. The support for international students, from both the university and the Guild, got much better throughout the years. In my last year, I even volunteered to be a Global Buddy to help new international students!

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Taming your Instant Gratification Monkey

Jim Reali (Careers Advisor, College of LES)

Recently, I watched a great 15 minute video entitled “Inside the mind of a master procrastinator”, by a blogger called Tim Urban.

In the video, Tim tells his audience how he has always given in to the “instant gratification monkey”, which has distracted him from being a “rational decision maker” and so he hasn’t made the most of his time to do the things he knows he should do – such as working on his university dissertation. Continue reading